It’s been a year since I launched The Travel Curator, and with it, our first Curated Travel Guide — my hometown, Sydney. Since we last checked in with the Harbour City, so much has changed. Welcome additions include delicious farm-to-table restaurants and great little boutiques, stocked with independent designers and quirky housewares.
I was in the city just last week, and it was buzzing with art fever — new galleries are popping up everywhere, and locals are increasingly on the hunt for great pieces. Newly featured Tastemaker Tim Olsen has a darling space in Woollahra with some seriously bold pieces from the likes of Martine Emdur and Emma Van Leest, some of which I’m coveting for my Manhattan pad.
Seems like the more time I spend in posh bars entertaining clients, the more I genuinely enjoy the casual but chic bar scene when back on home turf. My favorite find this time around was Ms. G’s bar in Potts Point for zesty cocktails. Also loving the addition of Momofuku Seiŏbo on Pyrmont Street; its tasting menus are a must-try for sheer inventiveness. For ambiance, I do love CHISWICK with its quaint kitchen garden, restored wood interiors and soothing pastel shades. Serene and cozy, it’s a really delightful setting for light lunching.
Two weeks at home is ideal, but for those bittersweet short stays I wholly recommend the latest QT hotel in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. With its tongue-in-chic accents, sexy spa and pop art interiors, QT is committed to fun and comfort.